alien alien  /ˈeɪ li ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
  2. (n) anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
  3. (n) a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
  4. (v) transfer property or ownership
  5. (v) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
  6. (adj) not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
  7. (adj) being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Usage(s):

  1. The aliens have introduced modern machinery like computers and airplanes.
  2. Attrition through Enforcement: Reduce the number of illegal aliens through increased enforcement against unauthorized alien workers and their employers.
  3. He just saw the new alien-invasion epic Independence Day--at home.

News

  1. 14 Drug and Illegal Alien Arrests in Orleans County

    The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force made 14 drug and illegal alien arrests ending an eight month long investigation.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: YNN Rochester

  2. ‘Alien’ starts Tuesday night Capitol Summer Movie Series

    The Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., kicks off a Tuesday night Summer Movie Series on June 25 at 7 p.m. with a presentation of the 1979 sci-fi horror film "Alien."
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Rome Sentinel

  3. Ke$ha Alien Sighting ... In Her Leg? (VIDEO)

    Ke$ha seemingly saw an alien last night and released a paranormal video. Although in the past she has claimed she's slept with a ghost, no video or proof of that ever surfaced, so this is something on a whole other, much more newsworthy level.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. The judge, Army Col. Peter Brownback, said he had no choice but to throw the Khadr case out because he had been classified as an "enemy combatant" by a military panel years earlier - and not as an "alien unlawful enemy combatant."
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Sam Brownback Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Certain provisions of Sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law, so it's not as if we're bringing in an alien and rival system," said Williams, who gave a speech on the topic on Thursday night.
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Stephen Fry, who gave the lecture, said that television drama suffered from "infantilism" and that "if you are an adult, you want something surprising, savoury, sharp, unusual cosmopolitan, alien, challenging, complex, ambiguous, possibly even...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Stephen Fry Source: Independent

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